Donat Shamba

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IHI wins Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Dar es Salaam. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Ms. Zawadi Mageni, a Research Scientist at …

IHI partners support Ifakara women group

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) partners at the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), Jed Stone and Christopher Larkin, recently distributed 300 conference bags made of cotton from the Ifakara Women’s Weavers …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

Donat Shamba

Research Scientist and Public Engagements Coordinator, Dar es Salaam

Donat Shamba is an experienced Social Scientist, who has worked with Ifakara Health Institute since 2004. He holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London (UCL), UK and a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Social Administration from Kampala International University, Uganda. He has contributed on issues of maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS, and development of health system strategy for intervention delivery. Mr. Shamba has worked in evaluation of various health system projects since 2004, including the evaluation of intermittent preventive and treatment of infants (IPTi) strategy, Improving Newborn Survival in Southern Tanzania (INSIST), an exploratory study for designing emollient field trial in Africa (Emollient study), expanded quality improvement using information power (EQUIP) and TRAction study. Currently, he is working with Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) group on a study looking at testing the recording of priority facility-based, maternal and newborn coverage indicators for use in health management information systems. Mr. Shamba has also developed and tested behaviour change communication (BCC) materials for maternal and newborn health. He has attended several short courses including Health Policy and System Research at the University of Western Cape, South Africa, Project management and analyses of mixed method studies. He has also published several peer-reviewed articles. His major areas of research include: maternal newborn and child health, global health, heath systems, community based intervention, social sciences

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Projects

Priority indicators of care for mothers and newborns around the time of birth

Using a safe-delivery mobile application to improve care for mothers and newborns

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